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Benjamin Franklin

1706 – 1790

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
1. Benjamin Franklin Marker
Inscription.  
Printer Patriot
Philosopher
Statesman

Presented by
Albert DeGroot
to the
Press and Printers
of the
City of New York
inveiled
January 17, 1872
Ernst Plassman Sculptor

 
Erected 1872 by Albert DeGroot.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsPatriots & Patriotism.
 
Location. 40° 42.71′ N, 74° 0.354′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Spruce Street and Park Row, on the left when traveling south on Spruce Street. Statue is located in front of Pace University. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10038, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pace University (within shouting distance of this marker); New York City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Pace College (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathan Hale (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Underground Railway Excavation
Benjamin Franklin Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
2. Benjamin Franklin Statue
The campus of Pace University can be seen behind the statue of Franklin.
(about 300 feet away); 200th Anniversary of the Construction of City Hall (about 300 feet away); Mail Street 1875-1939 (about 300 feet away); Canadian Burr Oak (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. A Quick Biography of Benjamin Franklin. UShistory.org website. (Submitted on November 22, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The 1872 Benjamin Franklin Statue -- Park Row. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on March 20, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Benjamin Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
3. Benjamin Franklin Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,006 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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